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Infertility Story: Our 7 Year Journey

Posted in About Stephanie, Infertility, Inspiration
on May 22, 2017
naturally & beat infertility...

Today I’d love to share with you our infertility journey.  This journey is still ongoing, as we are still waiting for our “little blessings”.  Although, our journey has been a long one (7+ years), we have learned so many amazing lessons along the way.

If you are in the process of “trying” to have a baby, or are knee-deep in fertility treatments, we understand what you’re going through.  The process can be intrusive, unromantic, & extremely stressful.

Here’s our infertility journey including all the personal details that I know you’d be interested in (wink wink!), plus 7 Ways To Get Pregnant Naturally including some of my favorite fertility products.  So, here goes…

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Life Lately: The March for Babies at Kensington Metropark

Posted in Family Traditions, Inspiration, Life Lately
on May 20, 2017

Every year, we do the March of Dimes March for Babies.  My youngest niece, Brianna, was born 6 weeks early.  She is a happy healthy NICU graduate, which we are extremely thankful for.  However, every year we meet families who were not able to take their babies home.

It is an emotional day that allows us to pay tribute to that scary time in our lives & be thankful once again that Bri is a feisty, smart 4th grader….

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A Message To Mommy’s At Heart This Mother’s Day

Posted in Family Traditions, Infertility, Inspiration
on April 21, 2017

Mother’s Day is a beautiful time of year.  It’s a time when we come together to honor the ladies in our life that made us into the people we are today.  It’s a wonderful time of celebration and thankfulness.

However, for some women, this time can be filled with feelings of failure and grief as we are reminded of the very thing that we lack but so desperately desire….to be a mother.

Today I’d like to speak to you Mommy’s At Heart for a minute.  I’d like to encourage those of you today that long to be a mother so bad you feel it in your very core.

Here’s what I’d like to share with you today….

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New Mommy Series: The Ultimate List of Baby Gear 2017

Posted in Family Traditions, New Mommy Series
on April 8, 2017
20 Must Have Items for Your Baby Registry...

As a Mother-Baby Nurse I get to see all the new baby gear that brand new parents bring to the hospital when they have their babies. It’s excited to see so many new amazing gadgets and what not.  Today I’ll share with you 25 of the newest, most unique must-have baby gadgets all new mommy’s will want.  Are you ready to shop, shop, SHOP!!  Hold of to your credit cards, cause these are some goodies…

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Fertility Boosting Bucket List: 10 Things Every Hopeful Mommy-To-Be Should Do

Posted in Infertility
on February 26, 2017

I’m sharing my own Fertility Boosting Bucket List today, with 10 amazing action steps for any hopeful Mommy-To-Be. I thought this list could be useful to any other couples out there who are “trying”.  You are not alone on this journey. So, here you go, my Fertility Boosting Bucket List….  Continue reading

New Mommy Series: How To Calm A Fussy Baby In 5 Simple Steps

Posted in New Mommy Series
on February 24, 2017

A fussy baby that is hard to soothe and console, can be one of the most stressful situations for new parents.  So, today I’m going to walk you through 5 Simple Steps that will quickly and easily calm your crying infant, and give you peace of mind.  I show my new parents these methods each and every shift at the hospital, and I’ve seen them work miracles on my own nieces and nephew.  I know they can help you too….

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Your Newborn Explained From Head To Ten Little Toes

Posted in New Mommy Series
on October 23, 2016

Sometimes babies can look a bit wild after birth, and not exactly “picture perfect”.  So, what’s that all about?  And, how can you be best prepared just in case your little bundle of joy enters the world looking more like an alien than an Anne Geddes baby model?

Well, let’s explore some of the most common issues I see day after day as a Mother Baby Nurse starting from head to toe.  Here we go…

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When Infertility Steals Your Joy- A Message of Hope & Encouragement

Posted in Family Traditions, Infertility, Inspiration
on October 2, 2016

Often times I am awoken at night, with this one question in my head, “when will I get to be a mom?”.  The hopes and dreams of what our lives will look like swarm in my head, and it’s hard to then fall back asleep.

Swiftly thoughts of grandeur fill my mind…”we’ll have the most well behaved children, with Pottery Barn Kids styled rooms that will always be neat and tidy”…”our little boy will play hockey & our little girl will do ballet”….”we’ll take them to Disney World every year and go on adventures together”….and “it’ll be just perfect”.

Almost simultaneously, though, my mind is overtaken with negative thoughts like, “what if it never happens for us?”   “Will he still be happy being my husband?”  “Will I be satisfied with my life if I’m never a mother?”  “I’m running out of time…I need to get this going right now!”  “But, what if God for some reason doesn’t want us to have kids?”  “What if there’s something we’re not seeing?”

Then I think about those empty rooms that still sit vacant across the hall…how we’ve struggled for almost 7 years now with this battle I’d quite honestly like to forget….and one of 2 things happen.

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Breastfeeding Or Formula: The Truth About Feeding Your Brand New Baby

Posted in New Mommy Series
on September 6, 2016

The “New Mommy Series” is a series of blog posts that are jam packed full of useful information that you need to know when you have your baby.

The first in this series covers something all new mommies need to know about…breastfeeding.  This post covers several challenges that may arise during your baby’s first few days of life that may affect breastfeeding. Being prepared for these scenarios before your baby arrives, will hopefully create less anxiety and stress over your baby’s nutrition.

Many of the topics I cover in this series, are things that, as a Mother Baby Nurse, I would love to scream from the rooftops so all new “parents-to-be” could hear them.  I know that after most parents have gone through the delivery of a new baby,  they are not in the best state of mind to be hearing or learning all of these important things about their baby’s first few days of life.  It can be overwhelming.

I hope you find this first post about breastfeeding helpful.  Feel free to leave comments and questions as well, and I will do my best to respond and get answers for you!  Enjoy…

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